Around 60 percent of the body is made up of water, and around 71 percent of the planet’s surface is covered by water. Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change, cause your body to overheat, and lead to constipation and kidney stones.
Benefits of Hydration
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Here are some reasons our body needs water:
- Lubrication of joints
- Temperature regulation
- Excretion of waste products from the body
- Boosts performance during exercise
- Protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
Tips to Improve Hydration
- Carry a water bottle with you and refill it throughout the day.
- Try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink if you donot like the taste of plain water
- When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Thirst is often confused with hunger.
- Opt for water when eating out.
- Include more water based fruits and veggies
If you don’t drink enough water, you may become dehydrated. This means your body doesn’t have enough fluid to operate properly.
There are indicators that can signal you may be dehydrated. They include:
- Little or no urine.
- Urine that is darker than usual.
- Dry mouth.
- Sleepiness or fatigue.
- Extreme thirst.
- Dizziness or lightheadedness.
- No tears when crying.
Note that water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe.